* 1984, Blackforest, is a german artist, contemporary music composer [dipl.], concept developer, cultural ambassador and influencer. He lives and works in Essen. Since 2017 he has been re-composing his wide ranging work in slide compositions, lecture formats and podcasts - as transmedial  music-theatre »  along moving images, contemporary music, text, software and experience.

Winkler has won the international sound art prize 'Karl Marx' BCMG (Birmingham/ London/ Trier), the ZKM Supercollider Code Marathon and is the initiator and lecturer of the South-Indian/-German Network Konnakol Germany. With hundreds of 'slide compositions' on social-media accounts, he influences his future works: 3D overview & links. Portrait in WDR 3 Radio Studio Contemporary Music. In march 2023 Winkler started his youtube podcast deconstructed.stories where he re-composes his modular slide-oeuvre (+ some interesting feeds from collegues and followers are presented there, too).




  2023 / 2024 / +++    Foyer: Johannes Winkler
News, Termine, Publications from now on in the Foyer »

  31.07.2023    New Johannes Winkler Blog:
Blog: Score of Influence

  11.06.2023    Big Update of S.C. Gesamtkunstwerk:
• Contemporary-Music Pianist Juan Carlos Maskerados
• Polytemporal Metronomes
• E-Scooter Accident, Dalle2, Pencil
Links to the 'Cloud' in Version 2.4. of: Score of Influence

  08. 09. & 10.05.2023 Masterclass 2023:
mit dem karnatischen Großmeister B.C. Manjunath
at: | Kunsthaus Essen

  20.04.2023    Ex Machina: Johannes Winkler
lecture about the SCORE of INFLUENCE Gesamtkunstwerk
Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen
Kammermusiksaal / ICEM | 19:30

  29.03.2023    UPDATE:
including now the 5th and last account:

  01.03.2023    Erste YouTube-Episode jetzt online!!
in epilogue: guest-feed of John Starosta
composer, North-Carolina US
#extendedpianotechniques #artificialintelligence

  22.12.2022    translocal installation
at: Neue Musik Zentrale Essen, NRW
Interactive Augmented Score: VIRTUAL ANUSHAANT

New slide-compositions on:

  06.08.2022    Lecture-Performance at 'Ya Festival für aktuelle Musik'
Dreifaltigkeitskirche Essen | Now on
article, videos, documentation

  02.06.2022    article & media published at Kultur- & Designmagazin
'POSTR' | read Quantisiertes Blau here.

  28.02.2022    - NEW UPDATE:
Portrait Interview - WDR 3 'Studio Neue Musik'







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September 2023 | Version 2.4 - Johannes Winkler 2017 - 2023 +




DEMO (for non Instagramers):

The Score of Influence is an interactive overview of the creative processes in Johannes Winkler's transmedial Slide Compositions Gesamtkunstwerk. Since 2017, it has been continuously updated, documenting the current aesthetic, philosophical and technical influences between the shown subprojects (read the new blog). On the 7 Instagram accounts, Winkler has been composing hundreds of 'narrative miniatures' as posts (music, videos, images, texts), that are interacting inside and outside its social-media bubbles. Instead of influencing followers, the primary goal is ... read more

START - interact in your browser
3D ROTATE - 1 Finger bewegen
ZOOM - 2 Finger ziehen
MOVE - 2 Finger halten & bewegen
RESET CENTER - 1 Finger Tap in leeren Bereich
AUGMENTIEREN - 'augment it' klicken
RESIZE AUGMENTED - tap Model + 2 Finger ziehen
ROTATE AUGMENTED - 2 Finger halten + drehen
RECORD AUGMENTED - Tap: Photo - Hold: Video

... instead of influencing followers, the primary goal is to influence the creation itself - using Instagram as a kind of oeuvre-repository and dynamic sketch-board. On Winkler's Werkverzeichnis can be swiped: Each numbered post represents a multi-page work and is telling, documenting, anticipating - about the cybernetic everyday, metaphysics and aesthetics: people and art - people and numbers - people and nature - people and people. A transmedial narrative emerges along autobiographical points in time, streams and archives - in an interplay with presence formats. Via 'Inter-Influencing' between his accounts, Winkler creates a 'sub-bubble' network. From there new forms and works are inspired and augmented towards further 'bubbles' like YouTube - as well as the local situation at the Here & Now (which is a bubble, too). Directly in front of his/your nose(s).

All artworks of the Slide Compositions Gesamtkunstwerk are available in the following public cloud, primary spread over Instagram accounts (carousel-posts, reels, stories) - with local copies on Winkler's harddrives for his further presence slide performances and video-podcasts. Uninspired and inspired by Instagram, Winkler developed 'Maxgram' in 2022: an interactive, independent offline-feed presentation environment (programmed in MAX8). There are no followers, APIs, ranking algorithms nor Likes - so the focus relies more on content evolution. It can be seen in action on Winkler's Video Podcasts.



Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos Center Athen, Musica Acoustica Peking, Pact Zollverein, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck, Folkwang Udk Essen, C.A.R. - Contemporary Art Ruhr, Atelierfrankfurt, Landesmusikakademie NRW


winning soundart-piece at 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder' international composition competition, 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance)
First prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)




video-podcast | composed transmedial stories
about music, art, love, swiping machines ...
© Johannes Winkler | Essen, Germany | 2023

2 track audio: english & deutsch

YouTube has announced to run this new feature for all video-uploads in 2023 (new audio/language switch option in the video settings). I will add my overdubbed english tracks for each episode as soon as the feature will be available. Stay tuned!

First Episode 'PYRAMIDEN' has started now 03/01/2023 - with feed-guest at the end: John Starosta (*1969 US, Ohio) - contemporary music composer, music theorist, piano teacher [#composer, #artificialintelligence, #piano, #robotics, #extendedpianotechniques] - join & support the channel ...

If you enjoy the podcast and the artform I create - or if you want your own work to be presented in an episode, please show your support by contributing. So I know that you're getting a benefit from it, and can move on and improve things even further on a solid basis. You can support the podcast in 7+ different ways - just do what is suitable for you:

join the podcast yourself

You are a professional/studying or engaging contemporary composer, -musician, artist, researcher, entrepreneur, philosopher or podcaster? You feel connected to the aesthetics and topics of my work? You would like your own work to be presented by me in an upcoming episode? Then you are ready for the following casting process (currently (2023) chances are quite high):

  • follow/support on social media: Instagram, YouTube

    multiply your chances for a successfull casting by the amount of your given likes - this 'love' will flow back to you equally.

  • watch some of the podcasts to see how interesting guest are presented towards the end of each episode.

  • write me an email with:

    • your short cv

    • your website or social-media profiles

    • which of your works/profiles should be presented

    • your payment proposal - starting at 25 EUR
      - at less than 50 followers on my channel ...

      ... minimum will increase with the numbers of my YouTube followers. So: "the early clever birds catch the cheapest most delicious worms" (german saying - modified a little bit)

podcast sponsoring

If you want to sponsor the podcast, I will present your service/product - either with links on top of the video-description or as a personal statement at the end/beginning of the video. BUT: I will never ever present your "platin garden grill" just for the money itself - even if you offer me 10.000 EUR. The only chance for this to happen would be to de-functionalize/deconstruct this ad as ad, which seems to be impossible these days - I don't know any of such attempts that has reached the domain of free beauty: Even the most creative ad still smells like an ad. But it is such a nice paradox ... and the world is full of possibilities. I'm sure there are even several solutions for this ... maybe you just start supporting my channel via patreon here (consider there the membership-tier: "embracing future: 99 EUR/months") - without any reference to your "platin garden grill"? Maybe by this way, we really become friends, and you could invite me to a garden party at some day ... and suddenly ...

But if you are an institution, start-up or engaging person I know well and respect (we also might already have worked together), I would be very happy to welcome you as a sponsor :-) - just write me an email

podcast mailing list

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about the podcast

deconstructed.stories is the new free youtube video-podcast (better: "postcast-") format by composer & media-artist Johannes Winkler (Essen, NRW, Germany) - about music, art, love, swiping machines ... our contemporary life. Re-composing his slide-composition oeuvre and insights into works of benevolent followers. Winkler presents the podcast via his software 'Maxgram': "a 'maximized Instagram' (written in Max) - with transmedial social features."

» involved network: interactive 3D Chip
» Info: 2D Chip

© Johannes Winkler, 2023
Slide-Composition Oeuvre / Repository: | - 2023


In his lecture performances, J. Winkler re-arranges local offline-versions of the slide compositions with his software 'maxgram'. Thus creating further narratives, that might be re-integrated into the Score of Influence again:

examples (video-slides)

2023 - Folkwang Universität der Künste

Kammermusiksaal - Ex Machina mit: Johannes Winkler

2022 - Ya Festival

Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck - Quick Runthrough (!)

2021 - Pact Zollverein

residency guest-lecture: #SWIPING DIGITS - Integer ratios in music, images and slides - quick runthrough (!)

2018 - Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany

TETRALEMMA KLANG I - Workshop, tamil food, concept soundart, southindian counting-art


Kaiser | Winkler (since 2009)

contralto opera-voice & conceptual electroacustics
composition | performance | installation

Elisabeth Anna Maria Kaiser
contralto, composer-performer, concept

Johannes Winkler
composition, programming, concept


'Auferstehung Banana' (2019) - for contralto, elektronics and percussion (voice: E.A.M. Kaiser, composition: J. Winkler)

'Tetralemmatic Roses for a Birthday' (2018) - for contralto, roses and elektronics (voice-performance: E.A.M Kaiser / elektroakustic composition: J. Winkler)

'Vogel' (2013) for contralto and tape (composition: J. Winkler video/audio-programming)

'Random Graph' (2009) for 4 singers, video and live-elektronics (J. Winkler video/audio-programming)

Network (seit 2018)

Advanced Carnatic-Rhythm Transfers: Researching & Teaching - Out of Germany, Essen

Infos, videos, team, backgrounds, course dates:

Since 2018, our growing team of experienced southindian and german artists is teaching & researching advanced techniques of counting musical time-structures ('Konnakol' / 'carnatic rhythm'). Inspired also by Rafael Reina's PhD thesis (2014) about the application of special southindian-carnatic rhythm-techniques to the incorporation and creation of complex western (contemporary) music, we developed a course module-system with various contents specialized for typical needs of western musicians, composers, conductors, dancers and music-pedagogues aimed at students/professionals and step-by-step courses for beginners.
We are also working with time-relations between body, mind and software ('Digitus Manus - Digital Counting') and offer a docking station for language- and speech research (neuropsycholinguistics, speechtherapy).

Johannes Winkler - initiator / co-founder / docent / content-creator
Anushaant Nayinai Wijayan - master of mridangam, co-founder of 'Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany'
Magnus Dauner - jazzdrummer
Nagushaant Nayinai Wijayan - advisor/author
Stanko Coaching - therapymaterialien

Further (since 2020)


Research & Development of therapymaterials (Konnakol inspired) - with Anita Stanko (Gestaltpsychotherapist / Speechtherapist (staatl. anerkannt)):

Urbanolix Artobot

local art with Roland Scheel, Nevfel Cumart, Ernest Flatter and more:


* 1984, lives and works as a freelance artist and composer in Essen. His more recent work explores recursive relationships between 'counting and dreaming' and includes visual, auditory and conceptual works. Since 2017 he has been re-composing his wide-ranging work in lecture performances and audiovisual slide compositions - as artistic research in images / films, text and music.

winning piece - international composition competition 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder', 'Soundart' - 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance) 1st prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos-Center Athen, Pact Zollverein Essen, Musica-Acoustica Peking, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Borbeck, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, GNMR Ruhr, C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr

Composition (Dipl.) | Folkwang Udk Essen

Klasse Prof. Dirk Reith, Prof. Thomas Neuhaus, Roman Pfeifer

Self-taught studies at home
TCFA Germany - Grade 4


J. Winkler also teaches privately (composition, classical piano, programming, badisch, tetralemmatic creativity, Konnakol)

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